Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Outdoors @ the Shaw Shawground Experience

shawgrounds
This summer, we enjoyed the interactive experience of Outdoors @ The Shaw! It was a fun and unique experience, different from the past theatre experiences we have had at Shaw Festival theatre as it was set outdoors without the lights and costumes. The beautiful afternoon we spent at the lush grounds of the Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-lake while immersing ourselves in the Shavian affair was a memorable one!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Road Trip to Stratford

stratford city hall national historic site
Stratford Ontario, a quaint little town couple of hours from Toronto, is perfect for a weekend getaway or an impromptu road trip. Theatre is what has always attracted us to Stratford, but once you are there the serene atmosphere by the river, beautiful gardens, and all the little retail shops and restaurants around town will surely keep everyone in the family busy.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Breathe Fresh Air in Your Vehicle with this Simple DIY

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fram cabin air filter canadian tire

Having clean air to breathe in our car is as important as clean air in our home. A lot of people take this for granted and you will be surprised how dirty the air is inside our cars if we fail to change the cabin air filter in our vehicles. Since we will be spending a lot of time in our cars traveling this summer, it is vital to have clean fresh air inside the cabin.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

How To Stay In The Loop When You Are Travelling

emirates
Although a big part of traveling is to get away from the everyday routine, it is important to try and stay involved and in the loop while away. Whether it’s missing opportunities in the workplace or big family news, it is easy to feel out of the loop when travelling if we don't make the effort to stay updated.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Essential Tips On How To Prepare For Travelling

windsor ontario
After the ups and downs of the past year, it is safe to say exploring other parts of the country or the world is as appealing as ever! Although traveling can be fun, preparing for it can be pretty overwhelming. Where do you start? Whether you intend on traveling by air, taking a bus, or a family road trip, there are a few things you should consider before your trip to give you some peace of mind and ensure you enjoy your vacation. Here are four tips you would find helpful.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Winter Adventure at Scenic Caves

Winter Adventure Scenic Caves
We had a fantastic time at Scenic Caves doing a variety of fun family friendly winter activities like snowshoeing to the Suspension Bridge, and learning and practicing to Cross-Country ski. Over the years we have learned to embrace winter by learning new sports and activities, so we can look forward to enjoy the long winters. Scenic Caves located in Collingwood, a couple of hours from Toronto, is a wonderful place to try these winter activities. We like that they have different trails giving us the option to choose depending on trail distance and skill. There is still a few more weeks to enjoy these sports before the season comes to an end - see their website for details. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Learning the origins of board games, illusions, journey, and math

board games book
We love playing board games and have a few family favourites. As children, we have played lots of different board games from monopoly to mancala, and made sure to introduce our children to board games at a very young age. A few years ago, we made a wooden convertible storage cart just to keep our games. We believe most board games are a wonderful way to socialize and connect, and they have become part of our lifestyle. Over the past decade, we have documented a few board games on CreateWithMom. When we saw the Board Games in 100 Moves by Ian Livingstone, we were curious to discover different board games and their origins. 

Friday, January 31, 2020

Family Experiences at the Royal Ontario Museum

Every weekend from Saturday, February 1st to Sunday, March 22nd (including February 17th Family day) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Royal Ontario Museum will be hosting the new Bloodsuckers Family Experiences that includes...

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Aurora Winter Festival in Toronto

toronto aurora winter festival
Toronto's Aurora Winter Festival will be happening until January 5th at Ontario Place, West Island. This is a beautiful way to spend the holidays with loved ones!

Monday, December 2, 2019

Holiday Inn at Shaw Festival

holiday inn shaw festival
We loved watching Holiday Inn at Shaw Festival. As director, Kate Hennig notes in a world plagued by anxiety and fear we feel guilty to enjoy simple pleasures like looking at the blue skies, going for an old-fashioned walk, enjoying the holidays. This musical reminds us to take the time to be happy in our pursuit of happiness! 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Win a pass to explore Ontario Science Centre

Ontario Science Centre
We love visiting the Ontario Science Centre, as they create fun learning opportunities with interactive exhibits and IMAX films. Our visits make us more curious and excited to learn. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Festive Season in Stratford, Ontario

stratford ontario holiday season
We love the festive season because it is not only a time for families and friends to gather in celebration of the end of a year, but also a time to admire the coziness, beauty, and magical time of winter. Just in time for the holiday season, we spent a weekend at The River Merchant Inn located in Stratford, Ontario to enjoy the Holiday Light displays, Outdoor Christmas Market, Santa’s Parade of Lights, and to go on the Christmas and Chocolate Trails.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The 2019 Mazda6 Experience

2019 Mazda6
We gave the all new 2019 Mazda6 a go recently and here are our thoughts. If you owned a Mazda6 from the past 5 years you wouldn't notice a drastic change in design. Instead, Mazda has added more power, tech, and subtle tweaks to the exterior design to keep this popular mid-sized family sedan in check with the competition.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Interactive Learning at Science North and Dynamic Earth in Sudbury

sudbury science north
This summer we spent a couple of days exploring Sudbury in Northeastern Ontario, the famous Big Nickel! When the giant meteorite struck 1.85 billion years ago in the Sudbury region, it had created an ore-bearing impact structure, one of the world's most famous geological features. This is why this region has one of the largest concentrations of mines in the world. We loved exploring two famous attractions, the Science North and Dynamic Earth, as well as other family fun attractions in the area.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Stepping back to the past, farming, and family adventure in Leamington

John R. Park Homestead leamington
During our visit to Leamington we had a few interesting experiences. We stepped back into the past when we visited John R. Park Homestead and Point Pelee National Park. Then we had a family adventure at Colasanti's, and learned all about farming at Lee and Maria's farm walking tour. While we explored the area we enjoyed delicious meals at Freddy's restaurant and Bradt's Butcher Block, and went to Sweet Retreat for ice cream. 

Foodie spots in Leamington: Freddy’s Restaurant, Sweet Retreat, and Bradt’s Butcher Block

sweet retreat banana boat leamington
If you enjoy trying out different types of food then you will really enjoy the amount of choices available in Leamington. We checked out three different and unique spots when we were exploring Leamington; Freddy's Restaurant, Sweet Retreat, and Bradt's Butcher Block. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A day well spent in Windsor-Essex - Adventure and Relaxation

windsor essex travel peche island
During our recent travels to Windsor-Essex, we took a trip to Peche Island and then enjoyed lunch at Healthy Mama before heading to the Adventure Bay Waterpark and checking in at Holiday Inn Express Windsor Waterfront. We ended our evening with a delicious meal at Paramount Windsor and strolled by the waterfront to watch the sunset over the Detroit river. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria is coming to Toronto and Giveaway

Cirque du Soleil Alegria
We are very excited about Cirque du Soleil's Alegria coming to Toronto! And thrilled to be partnering with Cirque du Soleil to offer our readers a chance to win two tickets to watch the show at Ontario Place any day between September 12th to November 24th, 2019. In the previous years, we watched Volta and Corteo, both awesome and unique shows.  

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Exploring Space, Stars and the Moon

ontario science centre space exhibit
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first human to step on the moon, the Ontario Science Centre and the Aga Khan Museum have must explore exhibits. During our recent visit to the Ontario Science Centre we explored the space themed exhibitions; Astronaut and Women in Space exhibits. We also learned from The Moon: A voyage through time exhibit at the Aga Khan museum 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Horse and His Boy at the Shaw Festival

the horse and his boy shaw festival
Going to the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-lake would make a memorable weekend getaway or a day trip. Every year there is a show that is perfect for families with young children and teenagers. This year it is The Horse and His Boy based on C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia. Last year, we watched the Magician's Nephew also based on the children's fantasy novel Narnia. My children have read the novels and watched a few of the movies, they were excited to see how the story would be acted on stage.